Saved: August 5th 2012July 10th 2012
So time is passing by faster and faster everyday. I can't believe I have been here pretty much a month and a half already...meaning I'm just about halfway through my trip. In the past couple weeks I have spent time working, celebrating, surviving (lol), and traveling! There is never a dull moment in India. Some of the picture in this blog will be from my day to day (work and around Delhi), and some from my recent travels around India.
I was very lucky to spend my birthday at the Taj Mahal this year. It was an extremely surreal experience to spend an important day at one of the wonders of the world. A birthday I will never forget thats forsure!
I have just come back from Amaritsar, Punjab. This was a really cool experience. There is definately tourism because of the Golden Temple pilgrimage (all Sikhs should try to visit once in their lives) and the Wagah border ceremony (the ceremony of the India and Pakistani border). These were two very great experiences. Getting to Amaritsar was hell...of course we missed our train by 5 seconds (no joke, we saw it pull away)...and then things went
Some of the residents of the NGO working hard in the garden.
downhill from there....BUT! End of the story we made it there and back and saw what we went to see!! :)
On a side note...today at the NGO, Burberry showed up at work today, yes the fashion house Burberry (if you don't know think Versace, or Calvin Klein). I was appauled to see that what they showed up with was a piece of paper (yes an individual piece) for the children, a box of 10 crayons and a McDonalds veggie burger. These kids have never had fast food in their lives...they did not enjoy it and many of them starred at this burger wondering what it was...no joke. The Burberry people even went as far as to make the foundation sign forms to forbid anyone else from taking pictures of the day and yet they had photographers everywhere. The staff did not interact with the kids except for photo opportunities...it was all for publicity and it was nausiatingly fake.
Could Burberry not have donated shoes to these barefoot children? Clothes to the half naked toddlers? Some health insurance to help insure the sick can get proper medical care when needed? A lunch they would actually of
Lunch at work!
enjoyed? Perhaps donted some money towards bettering the NGO's sanitation system or paying a teacher their salary? No...and yet the women walked around happily with their $2000 purses. There are no words...as if they would of even noticed the money was spent...
Anyways!! Thats all for now!!! Take Care!!!!!
There are more photos below